Off Duty Everett Firefighter Jailed in Seattle For Immoral Conduct Allegations

November 19, 2014

Everett, Everett Fire, Police Blotter

UPDATE: The Seattle Police Department posted the following information on their Police Blotter shortly after 1:00pm on Thursday November 20th…

Detectives Arrest Everett Firefighter In Underage Prostitution Sting
Written by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on November 20, 2014 1:07 pm

Seattle police arrested an Everett firefighter Wednesday afternoon after he showed up for a rendezvous with an underage prostitute, who turned out to be an undercover detective.

The Vice/High-Risk Victims Unit (HRVU) detective had exchanged messages with the 60-year-old firefighter during an online sting targeting men looking for sex with underage girls, and the man had agreed to meet up for sex.

The suspect showed up to meet what he believed was an underage prostitute in West Seattle, and detectives took him into custody. Police found the man had brought with him a supply of condoms, sex toys, and personal lubricants, and booked him into the King County Jail for Commercial Exploitation of a Child and Communicating With a Minor For Immoral Purposes.

“We’re focused on going after people preying on children for prostitution,” says HRVU Lieutenant Jim Fitzgerald. “That’s our priority.”

Everett Fire Department

The off-duty Everett Firefighter has not been identified.

Late this afternoon City of Everett officials confirmed that a veteran firefighter-paramedic was arrested in Seattle. Here is a statement issued by city spokesperson Meghan Pembroke…

Our statement is below. He was not on duty today. He was hired in 1991 and currently holds the position of firefighter/paramedic.

We are aware that one of our employees was arrested in Seattle today. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. spoke with Seattle Police Detective Patrick Michaud who confirmed the man was booked into the King County Jail today by their agency on suspicion of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. He is currently being held without bail. is not be naming the individual as charges have not formally been filed.

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